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Full of beans

Guess the meaning

  1. To eat too much and feel sick.
  2. To be a flatulent vegetarian.
  3. To be full of energy and movement.
To be full of beans means to be full of energy, and be very active.
Why does it mean this?
This saying comes from a way of describing horses which were full of energy
when they had been fed well.

"How have the children been? They were tired this morning."
"They've not seemed tired at all. They've been full of beans,
running around the garden all afternoon.

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